Online Bible & Summary

Are you interested in learning more about God, but you don’t have a Bible? We provide a summary of each book and a link to read or listen right now!

Old Testament

Genesis

Describes the creation; gives the history of the old world, and of the steps taken by God toward the formation of theocracy. LISTEN

Read now: Genesis

Exodus

The history of Israel’s departure from Egypt; the giving of the law; the tabernacle. LISTEN

Read now: Exodus

Leviticus

The ceremonial law. LISTEN

Read now: Leviticus

Numbers

The census of the people; the story of the wanderings in the wilderness. LISTEN

Read now: Numbers

Deuteronomy

The law rehearsed; the death of Moses. LISTEN

Read now: Deuteronomy

Joshua

The story of the conquest and partition of Canaan. LISTEN

Read now: Joshua

Judges

The history of the nation from Joshua to Samson. LISTEN

Read now: Judges

Ruth

The story of the ancestors of the royal family of Judah. LISTEN

Read now: Ruth

1 Samuel

The story of the nation during the judgeship of Samuel and the reign of Saul. LISTEN

Read now: 1 Samuel

2 Samuel

Story of the reign of David. LISTEN

Read now: 2 Samuel

1 Kings & 2 Kings

The books of Kings form only one book in the Hebrew MSS. They contain the history of the nation from David’s death and Solomon’s accession to the destruction of the kingdom of Judah and the desolation of Jerusalem, with a supplemental notice of the liberation of Jehoiachin from his prison at Babylon, twenty-six years later; they comprehend the whole time of the Israelitish monarchy, exclusive of the reigns of Saul and David. LISTEN 1 – LISTEN 2

Read now: 1 Kings & 2 Kings

1 Chronicles & 2 Chronicles

These books are so called as being the record made by the appointed historiographers of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel; they are the official histories of those kingdoms. LISTEN 1 – LISTEN 2

Read now: 1 Chronicles & 2 Chronicles

Ezra

The story of the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, and of the rebuilding of the temple. LISTEN

Read now: Ezra

Nehemiah

A further account of the rebuilding of the temple and city, and of the obstacles encountered and overcome. LISTEN

Read now: Nehemiah

Esther

The story of a Jewess who becomes queen of Persia and saves the Jewish people from destruction. LISTEN

Read now: Esther

Job

The story of the trials and patience of a holy man of Edom. LISTEN

Read now: Job

Psalms

A collection of sacred poems intended for use in the worship of Jehovah. Chiefly the productions of David. LISTEN

Read now: Psalms

Proverbs

The wise sayings of Solomon. LISTEN

Read now: Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

A poem respecting the vanity of earthly things. LISTEN

Read now: Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon

An allegory relating to the church. LISTEN

Read now: Song of Solomon

Isaiah

Prophecies respecting Christ and his kingdom. LISTEN

Read now: Isaiah

Jeremiah

Prophecies announcing the captivity of Judah, its sufferings, and the final overthrow of its enemies. LISTEN

Read now: Jeremiah

Lamentations

The utterance of Jeremiah’s sorrow upon the capture of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple. LISTEN

Read now: Lamentations

Ezekiel

Messages of warning and comfort to the Jews in their captivity. LISTEN

Read now: Ezekiel

Daniel

A narrative of some of the occurrences of the captivity, and a series of prophecies concerning Christ. LISTEN

Read now: Daniel

Hosea

Prophecies relating to Christ and the latter days. LISTEN

Read now: Hosea

Joel

Prediction of woes upon Judah, and of the favor with which God will receive the penitent people. LISTEN

Read now: Joel

Amos

Prediction that Israel and other neighboring nations will be punished by conquerors from the north, and of the fulfillment of the Messiah’s kingdom. LISTEN

Read now: Amos

Obadiah

Prediction of the desolation of Edom. LISTEN

Read now: Obadiah

Jonah

Prophecies relating to Nineveh. LISTEN

Read now: Jonah

Micah

Predictions relating to the invasions of Shalmaneser and Sennacherib, the Babylonish captivity, the establishment of a theocratic kingdom in Jerusalem, and the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem. LISTEN

Read now: Micah

Nahum

Prediction of the downfall of Assyria. LISTEN

Read now: Nahum

Habakkuk

A prediction of the doom of the Chaldeans. LISTEN

Read now: Habakkuk

Zephaniah

A prediction of the overthrow of Judah for its idolatry and wickedness. LISTEN

Read now: Zephaniah

Haggai

Prophecies concerning the rebuilding of the temple. LISTEN

Read now: Haggai

Zechariah

Prophecies relating to the rebuilding of the temple and the Messiah. LISTEN

Read now: Zechariah

Malachi

Prophecies relating to the calling of the Gentiles and the coming of Christ. LISTEN

Read now: Malachi

New Testament

GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

A brief history of the life of Christ. LISTEN

Read now: GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

GOSPEL OF MARK

A brief history of the life of Christ, supplying some incidents omitted by Matthew. LISTEN

Read now: GOSPEL OF MARK

GOSPEL OF LUKE

The history of the life of Christ, with especial reference to his most important acts and discourses.LISTEN

Read now: GOSPEL OF LUKE

GOSPEL OF JOHN

The life of Christ, giving important discourses not related by the other evangelists. LISTEN

Read now: GOSPEL OF JOHN

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

The history of the labors of the apostles and of the foundation of the Christian Church. LISTEN

Read now: ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS

A treatise by Paul on the doctrine of justification by Christ. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS.

FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS

A letter from Paul to the Corinthians, correcting errors into which they had fallen. LISTEN

Read now: FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS

SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS

Paul confirms his disciples in their faith, and vindicates his own character. LISTEN

Read now: SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS

EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS

Paul maintains that we are justified by faith, and not by rites. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS

EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS

A treatise by Paul on the power of divine grace. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS

EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS

Paul sets forth the beauty of Christian kindness. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS

EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS

Paul warns his disciples against errors, and exhorts to certain duties. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS

FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS

Paul exhorts his disciples to continue in the faith and in holy conversation. LISTEN

Read now: FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS

SECOND EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS

Paul corrects an error concerning the speedy coming of Christ the second time. LISTEN

Read now: SECOND EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS

1 & 2 Timothy

Paul instructs Timothy in the duty of a pastor, and encourages him in the work of the ministry.LISTEN

Read now: FIRST TIMOTHY AND SECOND TIMOTHY

EPISTLE TO TITUS

Epistle to Titus. Paul encourages Titus in the performance of his ministerial duties. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE TO TITUS

EPISTLE TO PHILEMON

An appeal to a converted master to receive a converted escaped slave with kindness. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE TO PHILEMON

EPISTLE TO HEBREWS

Paul maintains that Christ is the substance of the ceremonial law. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE TO HEBREWS

EPISTLE OF JAMES

A treatise on the efficacy of faith united with good works. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE OF JAMES

1 & 2 Peter

Exhortations to a Christian life, with various warnings and predictions. LISTEN

Read now: FIRST PETER AND SECOND PETER

FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN

Respecting the person of our Lord, and an exhortation to Christian love and conduct. LISTEN

Read now: FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN

SECOND EPISTLE OF JOHN

John warns a converted lady against false teachers. LISTEN

Read now: SECOND EPISTLE OF JOHN

THIRD EPISTLE OF JOHN

A letter to Gaius, praising him for his hospitality. LISTEN

Read now: THIRD EPISTLE OF JOHN

EPISTLE OF JUDE

Warnings against deceivers. LISTEN

Read now: EPISTLE OF JUDE

THE REVELATION

The future of the Church foretold. LISTEN

Read now: THE REVELATION

Reference:

“Study Resources :: A Summary of the Contents of Each Bible Book.” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 17 Nov, 2015. <http://www.blueletterbible.orghttps://www.blueletterbible.org/study/parallel/paral15.cfm>.